Yu Jing C, Kyndall F, Kayla M, Cyan M, Kiara C

The challenges we faced collectively was that we did not have the time to develop the attributes needed to create high level features that we wanted. For example, we wanted to include an app to our product’s brand but because of time, we were not able to do so. We also wanted to make a calendar and a meet up feature that would allow our users to see a display of the locations, time, and dates of specific events around their city.

The art scene in is elusive and often inaccessible to marginalized groups. Its hard to find poetry slams, open mics, or art shows in general, and if you do find them many have to worry about how accessible they are. If you cant drive or don't have a car and not near public transportation it might be impossible to go. If you're wheelchair bound and there's not a wheelchair ramp the event is inaccessible, also. There are many marginalized groups who aren't taken into consideration in artistic spaces, and we are trying to bridge the gap between marginalized groups and the art world.

Making it easy for artists to find time & dates for events near them and providing information on the financial and physical accessibility of the event. We are bringing attention to safe spaces such as creative gatherings, places to find inspiration, and create a community of creatives.

The challenges we faced collectively was that we did not have the time to develop the attributes needed to create high level features that we wanted. For example, we wanted to include an app to our product’s brand but because of time, we were not able to do so. We also wanted to make a calendar and a meet up feature that would allow our users to see a display of the locations, time, and dates of specific events around their city.

"This is exactly what artists need right now, I love this idea."

Kiara– Currently, I am going into my senior year of high school. I have always had a passion for the arts, specifically since I was three years old. I will be majoring in Fashion Merchandising and design. I plan on using my skills in computer science to  better the world of fashion through the eyes of computer science.

CyanHi My name is Cyan and I am 17 years old from the Chicago land area.  For most of this summer I spent it by  participating in a Computer Science program called Girls Who Code which works towards encouraging more girls in high school to be involved in STEM fields by the time they graduate from college. Even though I still struggle with coding, at least I have learned to have a greater appreciation and respect for how it interconnects society with the world around them and the jobs that are created on a daily basis. Being the creative person that I turned into I hope for the day, of being  able to not only become well-known in the fashion Industry, but also merging the arts of fashion and computer science together. Because of art our world becomes a better place to live in and allows people to broadcast their stories of emotional expression in a million ways.

Yu Jing– My name is Yu Jing  and I am currently a junior in high school! I love being with people and having a good laugh. I’m always ready for a good pun or a cringe-worthy math or science pickup line. Those are the best ones:) I also believe in living life to the fullest and I’m hardly found sitting and doing nothing, although that is also very enjoyable! You can usually find me throwing around a Frisbee or doing Zumba in the park. I also enjoy learning new things and love cool opportunities to try new things! I love moments, the ones in which you are smiling, or maybe crying, and just feeling and truly living. My favorite thing about art is that you can express these feelings and moments, and there are so many different ways and mediums to do so.

Kayla- My name is Kayla Minor and I am seventeen years old. I am a rising senior in high school. An interesting fact about me is that I have 32 aunts and uncles between both of my parents. I don’t know exactly what I want to study in college, but I am interested in teaching. After Girls Who Code I am definitely considering a career in computer science.

Kyndall– Hi!! I’m Kyndall. I’m a slam poet, record label facilitator (it’s called Youth Owned Records, and it’s super cool), Black Lives Matter activist and 17 year old girl. I have a passion about buying new notebooks before I finish my old ones and spending entire paychecks on impulse buys. I’m a Scorpio with a Sag moon and Girls Who Code changed my life in ways I couldn’t imagine. I never would have thought a poet from Ann Arbor, Michigan could spend her entire summer having the time of her life coding on a laptop, but here I am, coding and having a blast. LitCity was the perfect mix of my passion for the arts, helping people, and coding and I hope you enjoy the site!

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Accenture CHI.